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MADRID, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 18: Marie Fredriksson of Roxette performs on stage at Palacio de Vistalegre on November 18, 2011 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)

Marie Fredriksson, singer for Roxette, has died. She was 61.

Fredriksson’s death was confirmed by her management to CNN. Fredriksson had been battling cancer for the past 17 years. She was first diagnoses with a brain tumor in 2002

Roxette, the Swedish duo that also featured Per Gessle, is best known for their 1989 hits “The Look” and “Listen to Your Heart” as well as the 1990 hit “It Must Have Been Love,” which was featured in the film Pretty Woman. All three songs went to number one on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart.

In a statement about his late bandmate, Gessle said, “I’m proud, honored and happy to have been able to share so much of your time, talent, warmth, generosity and sense of humor. All my love goes out to you and your family. Things will never be the same.”

Roxette - The Look

Music video by Roxette performing The Look.

Roxette - Listen To Your Heart (Official Music Video)

Official Music Video for Roxette - Listen To Your Heart (1988)

Roxette - It Must Have Been Love (Official Music Video)

Official music video for Roxette - "It Must Have Been Love" from the movie 'Pretty Woman' (1990)

 

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